Bacolod City Council

Bacolod City Council
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Bacolod

Consejo sang Dakbanwa sang Bacolod
14th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
3 terms (9 years)
FoundedOctober 19, 1938
Presiding Officer
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Nacionalista
since June 30, 2022
Majority Floor Leader
Al Victor Espino[1], NPC
since June 30, 2022
Minority Floor Leader
Israel Salanga, Nacionalista
since June 30, 2022
  • 12 councilors
  • 2 ex officio members
  • 1 ex officio presiding officer
Political groups
Majority bloc (8): Team Asenso

Minority bloc (4): Grupo Progreso

Non-partisan (2)
Length of term
3 years
Voting system
  • Plurality-at-large voting (12 seats)
  • Indirect elections (2 seats)
Last election
May 9, 2022
Next election
May 12, 2022
Meeting place
Bacolod Government Center at night.jpg
Bacolod City Government Center

The Bacolod City Council (Filipino: Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Bacolod; Hiligaynon: Consejo sang Dakbanwa sang Bacolod) is the legislature of Bacolod City, Philippines. The legislative body is composed of 14 councilors, with 12 councilors elected from Bacolod's at-large district[2] and two elected from the ranks of barangay (neighborhood) chairmen and the Sangguniang Kabataan (youth councils).[3] The council's presiding officer is the vice-mayor, elected by the city at-large. The council creates laws and ordinances applicable within the jurisdiction of Bacolod City, although the Mayor of Bacolod can veto proposed bills, the council can override the veto with a two-thirds supermajority.[3]


By virtue of the Commonwealth Act No. 326, signed into law by President Manuel Quezon on July 18, 1938,[4] Bacolod became a chartered city. The previous municipal council acted as a temporary city council until the de jure Bacolod City Council held its inaugural session, led by the first City Vice Mayor Jose M. Millarez.


The council sits at the Bacolod City Government Center, since it transferred in August 2008. Previously, the Bacolod City Council met at the Old Bacolod City Hall located at the city's downtown area.


Bacolod City voters elect members of the city council using the plurality-at-large voting, where the electorate votes up to twelve council members.[2] Barangay and SK chairs throughout the city each elect a representative to the council, for a total of 18 councilors. City-council elections are synchronized with other elections in the country, which have been held on the second Monday of May every third year since 1992.[5]

Current members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod

  • Presiding officer: Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran[6]
  • Elected members (2022):[6]
    • Jude Thaddeus Sayson
    • Israel P. Salanga
    • Cindy T. Rojas
    • Em L. Ang
    • Al Victor Espino
    • Vladimir Gonzales
    • Renecito S. Novero
    • Jason Villarosa
    • Claudio Jesus Puentevella
    • Simplicia Z. Distrito
    • Celia Flor
    • Psyche Marie Sy
  • Ex-officio members:
    • Lady Gles Gonzales Pallen (ABC President)[7]
    • Ayesha Joy Villaflor (SK President)[8]

Powers, duties, and functions

The council, as the city's legislative body, is mandated by the Local Government Code of 1991 to enact ordinances; approve resolutions; appropriate funds for the welfare of the city and its inhabitants (pursuant to Section 16 of the Local Government Code), and ensure the proper exercise of the city's corporate powers (as provided under Section 22 of the Local Government Code). It has the following duties and functions:[3]

  • Approving ordinances and passing resolutions necessary for an efficient and effective city government;
  • Generating and maximizing the use of resources and revenue for the city's development plans, program objectives and priorities as provided for under Section 18 of the Local Government Code, with particular attention to agricultural and industrial development and citywide growth and progress;
  • Enacting ordinances granting franchises and authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, subject to Book II of the Local Government Code;
  • Regulating activities related to land use, buildings, and other structures in the city to promote the general welfare of its inhabitants;
  • Approving ordinances which ensure the efficient delivery of basic services and facilities as provided under Section 17 of the Local Government Code, and
  • Exercising other powers and performing other duties and functions as prescribed by law.

See also


  1. ^ "Bacolod SP committee chairmanships named". 7 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b Congress of the Philippines (6 November 1987). "Republic Act No. 6636 - An Act resetting the local elections from November 9, 1987 to January 18, 1988, amending for this purpose Executive Order numbered two hundred and seventy". The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 14 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  3. ^ a b c Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain: Congress of the Philippines (10 October 1991). "Republic Act No. 7160 - An Act providing for a Local Government Code of 1991" (PDF). National Water Resources Board. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Bacolod City Government".
  5. ^ "R.A. 7160". The LawPhil Project. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Bacolod City Government".
  7. ^ "ABC president sang Bacolod, nagahingyo sang kooperasyon sang mga pumuluyo agud nga matapna ang kaso sang dengue". 30 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Uno-R Law Student Elected Bacolod City Sk Federation President". 4 June 2018.

External links

  • City Government of Bacolod